Incoming Transmission is a 10-30 minute, 2-5 (or more) player, game of deduction and strategy. Players must work together to achieve victory, but each side plays with slightly different rules.
Player one takes the seat of MISSION CONTROL. Their job is to review the MISSION CARDS, which only they are permitted to see, and plan the best course of action to fix the station.
Player two, and any additional number of players you wish to add, take(s) the role of the CADET, the lone survivor on the Station.
The Cadet side, if more than a single person, may speak freely amongst themselves. These are the multiple voices arguing in the head of the space-mad Cadet. MISSION CONTROL MAY NOT SPEAK and should remain completely poker-faced to the best of their ability to play in the spirit of the game.
Each round, Mission Control will secretly choose 5 cards from the 11 available COMMAND CARDS which have simple one-word instructions (EAST will move the Cadet one tile East, and so on) and SHUFFLE THEM.
They must choose carefully because only 2 of each direction are available and 1 of each interaction command (COLLECT, DEPLOY, and REPAIR) exist in the deck.
After Mission Control shuffles the 5 Command cards and then turns over a TRANSMISSION CARD. These cards will be made into a stack when you set up the game, each one counts for one round of Communication before the Station self-destructs. The Transmission Cards will show you the current communication conditions.
The Cadet will need to examine the mixed-up Command Cards and decide how they should be re-ordered. They will need to be very careful in their selection, sometimes clues from previous rounds will be all they have to make the decision easier. Once the Cadet has locked-in their Command Card order, they will execute the commands from left to right, moving the Cadet meeple (which always begins in the center of the board) and Station Tiles accordingly.
For each Mission the Cadet completes, they may be rewarded with a SIGNAL BOOST card:
If Mission Control can guide the Cadet to accomplish the tasks on each Mission Objective Card before exhausting the Transmission Card stack, you win! If the Transmission Card stack runs out, it's GAME OVER.
That's how you play INCOMING TRANSMISSION!
See the Reviews & Media section for awesome videos that will teach you more about how to play and improve your strategy!
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Incoming Transmission is BUZZING and earning high praise from some of the internet's most prolific and up-and-coming reviewers, just look at these awesome reviews and gameplay runthroughs!
“Incoming Transmission is a FANTASTIC coop, somewhere between Codenames and Bomb Squad” - NEVER BORED Gaming
"This game is soooo clever! ...Jen and I have enjoyed this very much...We both played both sides, they both have interesting decisions to make." - RAHDO RUNS THROUGH
"Incoming Transmission is a co-operative programming game that feels a little bit like Mastermind and Codenames put together...replayability on this game is really high you have so many different combinations." - TANTRUM HOUSE
"There so many things I love about this game! Im a huge fan of Codenames. We recently fell in love with Magic Maze...There is a lot of similarity between this game and those...I would absolutely recommend it for a game night bag so that you are playng with lots of new players each time. I think this will be a permanent addition to our game night bag" - BOCK'S GAMES
"It is a super fun, little co-operative game, we played it many many times, and that says something!" - UNFILTERED GAMER
"This is a really awesome two player experience! Since games are short, I replayed it in an effort to win several times in a row...which is not super common for me [to do]" - Theo GeekyGaymerGuy
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One copy of the Full Kickstarter version of INCOMING TRANSMISSION including all unlocked stretch goals and content.
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SIX copies of the Full Kickstarter version of INCOMING TRANSMISSION including all unlocked stretch goals and content for each copy ($90 off MSRP), plus access to the deluxe digital Print & Play.
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